Reflexive Methodology: New Vistas for Qualitative Research
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Professor Sabine Troeger, Geography Institute - Library, University of Bonn
The first edition established itself as a ground-breaking success, providing researchers with an invaluable guide to a central problem in research methodology - namely, how to put field research and interpretations in perspective, paying attention to the interpretive, political and rhetorical nature of empirical research. The second edition introduced a new chapter on positivism, social constructionism and critical realism, and offered new conclusions on the applications of methodology.
This third edition of Reflexive Methodology provides further updates on new research, including neorealism, and illustrations and applications of reflexive methodology in formulating research strategies, that build on the acclaimed and successful previous editions
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... of positivism 37 Latour and actor–network theory: the 'second wave' of social
constructionism 38 The variation of social constructionism 41 Critique of social
constructionism 43 Neorealism 47 Critical realism 48 Assemblage theory:
Critical realism, presently the main line within neorealism, has been presented as
a possible successor to social constructionism, but whether this will transpire
remains to be seen. In its emphasis on underlying patterns, neorealism shares ...
A counter-reaction against surface thinking and a contention that underlying
structures exist are found in the topical 'critical realism', which we discuss later in
this chapter. To take up the thread of postmodernism again, things are not that ...
... namely, critical realism and assemblage theory. We start with the former, which
appeared first in time. Critical realism Critical realism, originated in writings by the
philosopher (Post-)Positivism, Social Constructionism, Neorealism 47.
Critical realism, originated in writings by the philosopher Roy Bhaskar and in part
inspired by Marx's view of science, has the ambition to be a more theoretical but
also more realistic substitute for positivism and social constructionism in offering
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INTERPRETATION AND INSIGHT
THE POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIMENSION
DESTABILIZING SUBJECT AND TEXT
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FEMINISM AND GENEALOGY
THE PLAY OF INTERPRETIVE LEVELS
CRITERIA AND STRATEGIES